Builder’s Challenge 3- RCS Staff


Students had a box of random odds and ends from which to create an RCS staff member of their choice.  Click through the gallery to see which staff members made it into the challenge, and scroll down to see our first and second place winner:


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Second prize goes to Priscilla and Kayla in Grade 7 who created their teacher, Ms. Peters:



Ms. Peters likes to ski so we put a mountain behind her and put skis on. By Priscilla & Kayla, Grade 7.

First prize goes to the super creative depiction of our principal and vice-principal by Myles and Jaime, Grade 7:


Darth Finch vs. Burton Yoda by Myles & Jaime, Grade 7.

Prize winners, see Mrs. Osborne on Friday to pick up your prizes!  These creations will be on display until Monday, at which time they will be delivered to their dopplegangers.

Builder’s Challenge 2: Famous building


Here are our contest entries for our second builder’s challenge:

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SECOND PLACE goes to The Colosseum by Brayden and Owen in Grade 6:


FIRST PRIZE goes to Carlin and Jon in grade 7 with their elaborate Empire State building:

The Empire State building by Carlin and Jon, grade 7

Builder’s Challenge- Day 1: Christmas Morning from Lego

Today, we started our first Builder’s Challenge! Students could work in teams of two to interpret the following prompt using Lego.  Our winners got to choose either a Lego minifigure or they could take a risk and open any door in a Lego Advent Calendar.

Here are some of our contest entries!

Santa is watching Bob open his Christmas presents. There’s a green bin outside (yay for environmental responsibility!) by Vanessa and Nicole, Grade 6.

A Festive, Cool, Christmas morning by Brayden and Owen, Grade 6

Tom just woke up to see the winter wonderland outside.

The sneaky monkey opens his presents before Christmas, but doesn’t see Santa staring at him! By Wayne & friend, Grade 8

SECOND PLACE: Inside the house the father is giving a present to the boy. The place is littered with presents. There is an awesome Christmas tree with a star at the top. Christmas is about giving, not getting! (by Solomon and Theo, grade 6)

FIRST PLACE: People are giving gifts to each other and having a good time. By Travis and Jeremy, grade 6.

Stop Motion Love Stories- THE WINNER!

Wow! Today at lunch, we viewed all the completed Stop Motion Love Stories for our February contest.  We were very impressed with the talent of these students, all of whom were in Grade 6! The winner was up-and-coming animator Eli in Gr. 6 with “A Sad Love Story” followed by “A War Love Story” by Myles and Anson. Eli won $20 worth of Scholastic dollars to spend in the March Reading Club.

Here are the 2 winning submissions:



See all 6 of our submissions on our YouTube playlist here.

Love is in the air here at the McLibrary!

We have lots of exciting promos happening here at the library this February. Take a look:

Here are our promos and contests: (click the arrows to scroll through the galleries):

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Here are some other fun things happening here:

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If any teacher-librarians out there would like to use the Book Pick-up Line promo in their library, please email

What’s Your Reading Resolution?

Here at the mclibrary, it’s important that every student finds books they love to read. As Dr. Seuss tells us,

The more that you read

The more that you’ll know.

The more that you’ll know,

The more places you’ll go!

To get students reading, we’ve challenged students to set their 2017 Reading Resolutions:

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Students are instructed on how to set specific, reasonable goals that still present a challenge, and then declare their reading resolution by posting it on our wall:

Some frequent readers aimed for reading 101 books (!!!!), while others set a goal to read 3 novels per year, which will be a challenge for them. I’m proud of everyone who set their reading resolution!

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Finally, students were asked to begin tracking their reading goals using either a paper tracking sheet that I created or by creating their own GoodReads account to begin tracking their reading digitally.

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Those who get a good headstart on their reading goal before January 31st will be entered into a draw for some Starbucks gift cards and other goodies!  Come by the library to set your reading resolution today!


VOTE for your favourite “Pet Caught Reading”!

We had 14 Pets Caught Reading submissions this month- now is the time to vote on your favourite!

Voting guidelines: Please only vote once. Don’t vote for your own pet. Consider the reading material of the pet that gets your vote and the creativity of the photo.

Vote by commenting below with the pet name that you like best and why you think this pet is the best.  Voting is open until 1pm, Thursday, December 1st.  Winner will be posted here by 2:45pm. Anyone can vote- so get your friends to vote for your pet!

Here are all our submissions from November!

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